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Women Are Using Toothpaste To Tighten Their Vagina And Doctors Have A Warning

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Just after you think you’ve heard it all, another bizarre method women are using to ‘tighten’ their vaginas emerges. From vaginal steaming to labiaplasty, some women are willing to take extreme measures to attain the “perfect” vagina with the latest trend seeing women apply toothpaste on their genitals.

Dr Oluwole Yusuf, a medical doctor in Nigeria, has said he had seen a rise in a”recent obsession” which women resort to use toothpaste to tighten their vagina.

Unsurprisingly, doctors have issued serious warnings, promising massive repercussions should women try this. More and more doctors have issued the morning classifying the idea as just a myth. “It is a myth that toothpaste will tighten the vagina.” Vanessa Mackay, a consultant gynaecologist and spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said, “putting toothpaste into the vagina, or on the vulva, would not only be uncomfortable but it could also cause serious damage and disrupt the natural flora of the vagina leading to the potential for infections like bacterial vaginosis and thrush.”

Toothpaste also contains small particles that could cause painful microabrasions to vaginal walls, Dr Oluwole Yusuf says the use of the dental product could lead to infertility.  “Toothpaste is caustic and too abrasive for a sensitive body part like the vagina and can destroy the organisms meant to protect the vagina from possible infections…when the vagina can no longer protect itself, the body is prone to infections which could later destroy the tubes and block the chances of getting pregnant”

According to the New York Post, The trend is thought to have emerged from a series of YouTube videos and Reddit posts, which claim the bizarre method can work wonders.

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Dr. Yusuf urged women not to be “body-shamed” by their partners and to be confident in their own skin, but if the exercise is for their own personal reasons, he says women can try out some Kegel exercises and yoga to slowly tighten the vagina without engaging in harmful practices.


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